Written by Jack Hurd | January 31st, 2014
More than half of the wood products consumed in major markets come from somewhere else. In 2010, the United States was the top buyer of wood furniture from the Asia Pacific region. That might just include your favorite chair.
Written by Mark Tercek | June 20th, 2013
“We are all farmers living on the edge of the planet’s resource base,” says World Wildlife Fund’s Jason Clay. Jason talks with our CEO Mark Tercek about producing more with less and transforming global sustainability practices.
Written by Jack Hurd | January 3rd, 2013
Jack Hurd makes some New Year’s resolutions for 2013 and introduces a fun new infographic that explains how individuals can help save Asia-Pacific’s forests.
Written by Jack Hurd | November 5th, 2012
In Lao PDR, new options are making sustainable forest management the best choice for local people and businesses alike.
Written by Jack Hurd | February 29th, 2012
The Conservancy’s Jack Hurd explores what Myanmar’s recent unthawing means for its incredibly vast and valuable teak forests.
Written by Bob Lalasz | June 12th, 2009
Isaac Mizrahi, Alaska, kicky pumps, salmon leather. Stumped? OK, let’s try another one: Kate Spade, Bolivia, handbags, palm leaves. No? How about Maya Lin, red maple, Maine? Such Riddle-of-the-Sphinx juxtapositions define Design for a Living World, an exhibition now showing at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City through January 4, 2010. The exhibition, organized […]
Written by Darci Palmquist | March 31st, 2009
The Nature Conservancy is selling 92,000 acres of protected forestland in the Adirondacks to Danish timber investors. Sound a little strange? The catch is that the land will continue to be used for sustainable forestry and recreation like snowmobiling, hiking, hunting and fishing. It will also be managed under a binding conservation easement that protects river corridors, wetlands […]
Written by Sanjayan | March 17th, 2009
(Editor’s note: Sanjayan, The Nature Conservancy’s lead scientist, is traveling in the Solomon Islands to explore the amazing diversity of life and the fast vanishing marine and terrestrial habitats on these islands. As part of this expedition, Sanjayan’s experiences will be made available to students across the United States by the interactive curricula company Promethean […]